Install Mendix Studio Pro

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1 Introduction

Mendix Studio Pro enables you to build apps on the Mendix Platform. This how-to will guide you through the steps of installing the latest version of Mendix Studio Pro. If you use a Mac device, see Configure Parallels to configure your Windows virtual machine.

For a deep-dive demonstration of how to install Studio Pro, follow along in this video:

2 Prerequisites

Before starting this how-to, make sure you have completed the following prerequisites:

  • A Windows environment to install Studio Pro (For the full list of supported systems and required frameworks, see System Requirements)

3 Downloading Mendix Studio Pro

Mendix Studio Pro can be installed on your machine with a Windows executable file. This executable file can be downloaded from the Mendix Marketplace. Follow these steps to download Mendix Studio Pro:

  1. Go to the Studio Pro download page in the Mendix Marketplace.
  2. Click the Download button in the top-right corner to download the latest Mendix Studio Pro.

4 Installing Mendix Studio Pro

Mendix Studio Pro needs to be installed on your computer before you can start building apps. Follow these steps to install Mendix Studio Pro:

  1. Open the downloaded Mendix Studio Pro executable. It is named like this: Mendix-8.X.X-Setup. Then click Next:

  2. Select I accept the terms in the License Agreement and click Next:

  3. Select the folder in which you want to install Studio Pro and click Next:

  4. Enter the start menu shortcuts folder you want to use and click Next:

  5. Check the Desktop option to create a shortcut to Studio Pro on your desktop and click Next:

  6. Click Install to install Studio Pro on your computer:

  7. Check Launch Mendix 8.X.X and click Finish to finish the installation and launch Studio Pro:

5 Troubleshooting

Sometimes you can run into problems when installing Studio Pro. One work-around is to restart your system and install the prerequisites separately if they are not installed yet.

The prerequisites are the following:

Based on the error message you get from the installer you can decide to install a single prerequisite, or you can try to manually install them all.

After that you can retry installing Studio Pro.

6 Installing Mendix Studio Pro Offline

The Mendix Studio Pro installation experience includes all the tools and frameworks required to run the application. If any of the prerequisites are not found at the moment of installation, the Studio Pro setup process will attempt to download and install the missing elements automatically. The Mendix Studio Pro installer does not include all dependencies and relies on internet connectivity to obtain them if any of the required pieces of software are missing.

It is possible to prepare the prerequisite installers beforehand, so that the Mendix Studio Pro setup process can pick them up instead of downloading from the remote location. Follow these steps to prepare the installers:

  1. Create a folder for the Mendix Studio Pro installer.
  2. Download the latest Mendix Studio Pro installer and move it into folder you created.
  3. Create a folder with the name Dependencies in the same location where the Mendix Studio Pro installer was placed.
  4. Download the prerequisites listed in the Troubleshooting section above and move them into the Dependencies folder.
  5. Rename the following dependencies:
    • The .NET Framework 4.7.2 executable to dotnetfx472.exe
    • The Java Development Kit 11 (x64) msi to adoptopenjdk_11_x64.msi
    • The Visual C++ 2010 SP1 Redistributable (x64) executable to vcredist2010_x64.exe
    • The Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015 (x64) executable to vcredist2015_x64.exe
    • The latest executable to mendix_native_mobile_builder.exe
  6. Run the installer as described in the Installing Mendix Studio Pro section above.

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